Ah, 14. It was the age of youth and innocence. It was the age of thinking I was tough and grown up. Things were more honest back then. Misdirection was some dope telling you about the double star road, some fake FFVII chocobo plumage color, or that the 121st star would allow you to ride Yoshi. I was suspicious of the TV advertising campaign, but concerned. I was then fully sold on the concept by the website, as to that point the Internet was mostly about information research and slow-loading porn images.
Man, that movie scared me. I knew why the dude was standing in the corner too, so thanks for that.